Sunday, August 22, 2010

A few of my shopping purchases and Friends Gifts

Whew, where do I start…I might have to do this in two different posts because I really did purchase quite a few items.

Also, if you read Lori’s blog:  you can see our entire day – I forgot my camera and Lori was nice enough to let me take pictures with it and then she posted them…so go take a gander over there and see our day!

But first…we exchanged gifts at her beautiful home – and had a wonderful breakfast that Lori fixed and gave us a chance to get acquainted which really didn’t take any doing – we felt we already knew each other through the boards.

Lori gave me a gorgeous Topiary she made and it’s going in my screen room for the rest of the season – then in my bathroom
Karen with gift at Lories 

Here’s Lori (face covered) with the Pineapple Penny Rug table runner (which is terribly creased from being in the gift bag in the hot car for several days)
Lori with gift

Now on to the shopping!

Some were for us and some for my business so let’s start with ‘my things’ now remember I just took photos as I unpacked…nothing is in its place – that will come sometime later when I get ready to put out our Fall things and re arrange…Ready!

This was my very first purchase when I went shopping with Lori (the black crow) – It’s really quite large and I thought it would look good on the bench on our front porch and it was only $45.00 and SOLID! It measures 27 inches long and 14 inches high…a big one. (hand made in the USA!)

And this is a table top board I wanted for hot dishes – but for now it has a few of my table items on it – measures approx 15 inches square and was $14.00 (hand made in the USA!)
hot board
Table Top board

New bedspread from Family Heirloom Weavers for the guest room

Fabric yardage for curtains for the guest room – matches quite well with the bedspread too Strip fabric

At the Lititz Craft Show a lady was painting ‘children’s items’ and so we bought a little stool for Aidan Aidan stool

Old Tomato Knife
Steak knife

Found this at Maple Croft…made in the USA – all tin and is about 8 inches around
Tin wall flower
Tin wall flower 1

Thought this little Americana doll would look good in the guest room – she was $4.00
Americana Doll

Tin corner wall sconce (a tad dusty don’t ya think…guess it was sitting around for a bit!)
It’s approx 14 inches tall and 8 inches wide
Corner Sconse

Got these at the Craft Show too – and I got a bargain.
There are 3 clusters of Wheat and a large cluster of Sunflowers
The lady said it’s so late you can have them for 50% off….THANK YOU!!!!
Not sure what she meant by ‘late’ cuz it was only 9 a.m. – the show just started  ???

Pillow from Family Heirloom Weavers to go on the guest bed
Red pillow 

2 Table squares
And a set of pillow shams (which are for the guest bed)

A Pineapple crock from the Clay Craftsman in Littlestown, PA when I was with Lori
It’s probably going to hold some kitchen utensils

Old Salt bag I got for $7.00 at an antique shop – maybe will make a pillow, not sure
Salt Bag

Wonderful woven rug for the guest bathroom which is still done in a seaside/beach theme…and time for a change but it isn’t going to happen none too soon so got the rug for now.

And a Needlepunch pattern
Needlepunch Kit

I was going to put the rest in a different post but what the heck…there’s so little left it going on!

More battery candles for my website
Battery Candles

Stubby battery candles for my website
Short candles

Flag runners – I have one hanging by our back door and one on my dining room table
(for the website – 3 of them)
Flag Banners

Table with Flag 3

More flags

Santa hats – wish I had purchased more of these…they were only #2.00 each! What was wrong with me!!!!
Santa hats

At the Lititz show I bought this tin dough riser – my 4th in the collection
Tin Riser

Some fabric stars I’m going to stitch something on for my website

More Silicone bulbs…never have enough of these…got 12 pkgs.
 Silicone bulbs 

We stopped on Friday at IN GRANDMA’S ATTIC and purchased some Pewter Porringers and some tin containers


When with Lori we stopped in Gettysburg at a cute shop called  FIDDLE FADDLE and got this adorable Cutter Quilt for $27.00 which is going to be displayed in the guest roomCutter Quilt

I had ordered some months ago a cabinet for my bathroom to hold my cosmetics and also a desktop desk and I picked them up from her at the Lititz Craft Show…awesome work…very sturdy.Bathroom cabinet

Inside of cabinet 

Desk Top Desk

I also want to add that I received a wonderful belated birthday gift from a dear friend ‘Linda Moczan’ from Ellwood City, PA.
She had sent me a birthday card for my birthday on the 10th of July but it never made it for some reason – but it did arrive after we got home from our trip last week…THANK YOU LINDA it will be put to very good use.
Joann gift card

So, was that enough photos????  Kind of overload don’t ya think?
Well everything is put away until I get the house in order for Fall then it will all find a home and the other merchandise is going on my website.

Oh I gotta tell you – I had 8 of the Jack-O-Lantern Jar Toppers made, put them on my website this week and within one hour all 8 were sold. Wish I had more!!

P.S. please check out my website for our huge sale that just started yesterday….many of my Fall items are on SALE right now…not sure when it will end but it’s really being taken advantage of – many orders came in just yesterday so I’m going to be busy for awhile.

Hugs, Karen


  1. Loved seeing all of your good buys, Karen.
    Sounds like you had just the best time. Anxious to see all of your fall photos. Oh, Happy belated Birthday!

  2. Love everything you found. I can't wait to see where you place everything, especially the guest bedroom. The textiles are lovely!

  3. Karen~

    It's wonderful to hear you and Lori had a great visit. Just love both of the gifts you exchanged...crafty girls you are.

    I just love everything...You really found some great deals and awesome treasures. Can hardly wait to see where you will place them for this fall.

    Now off to see what is left in your shop. TFS&I

  4. Oh WOW Karen!!
    So many fabulous goodies!!
    And at amazing prices!!
    I love them all.
    I so happy to hear you had a fabulous time on your outing.
    Have a wonderful Sunday!!

  5. Great finds, Karen! I was wondering where you found the table board to place hot pots on..? I am looking for something like that, also...

  6. Karen: I LOVE all the goodies you got! Can't wait to see the guest room with the wovens in use and the ticking (?) curtains hung! It will be delightful and so Prim! Glad you had such a great time!
    Hugs, Joy

  7. Hi Karen! This is my first post on your blog, although I have been reading/enjoying (stalking?) it for quite a while!
    Don't you just love the Clay Craftsman store?!! My husband and I visit Gettysburg at least once a year, and always make that one of our first stops! What wonderful items you purchased on your outing -- seems like you girls had such fun!
    Looking forward to seeing all the changes you make this fall in your house -- I know it will be beautiful! Happy Sunday, Penny

  8. Karen, So many great treasure's!
    So love all the FHW bedding! It's just the best and washes up so nice. Have a great day. OLM

  9. Karen, you sure got some awesome goodies. I esp. love your bedding from FHW, I am just drooling. He He Enjoy your goodies!!

  10. Wow Karen you got some awesome things there!! LOVE that bird house! Sounds like you and Lori had a wonderful shopping day.

  11. Holy Moly, You did so great shopping. I LOVE the bedspread and and of course the curtains to go with that,LOL, I am the same way!I LOVE that table board for $14.00 made in the USA, that is a great deal and I love the pears and the candle stick on the table board. It will be great for your HOT casseroles that I am sure you will be making. You get the best bargins.
    Also the pillow for the guest room I LOVE!!!!!!
    I love the color, you do have good taste.
    What a GREAT post. There was so much to look at I had to look twice, Oh, I LOVE the pineapple pottery. That will look so great in your BEAUTIFUL kitchen!
    Now, that's how I shop til I drop. We be great shopping buddies!!!
    Love ya friend,

  12. everything is awesome! glad you had a great time!!

  13. Wow! What fun! I absolutely love all the things that you got for the guest room. They coordinate so well....can't wait to see it all put together.

    Blessings, Karen.


  14. How in the world did you have enough room in the car?! What a great haul. You've gotta show us a picture of the guest room when it is all put together with the new "stuff".

  15. Karen, what a fun shopping trip. I loved seeing all of your goodies. I can't wait to see your guest room all done up. I love all of the red!

  16. Never enought pics!! LOL.. just loved reading your post.. now, off to your website! Have a great one Karen.... Yvonne :-)

  17. Hi Karen

    You got a lot of great goodies. Love that dough riser. I am going to have to be on the look out for one of those!!! I don't know why I've never spotted one on my many outings!!! Also love the coverlet pillow and great linens for the guest room!!!

    Sounds like you had a great time.
    Have a nice week :)

  18. It looks like you got some wonderful goodies!! Love the sister picked up one something like it at the primitive show this weekend. Can't wait to see what you put on the little fabric stars. Sounds like you had a great time!!

  19. BINGO!!!! You really found some great treasures!!! I like EVERYTHING!!!

  20. OMGosh I am so glad I was sitting down when I began reading your post. Every photo really captured amazing treasures!! I'm so excited for you to have them all. Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful day with Lori ♥
    Blessings, Dawn

  21. You got so many great things. I just love all those items you will be using in your guest room. I want to be a guest. Would that weavers shop be in Gettysburg by chance? I passed thru Gettysburg but did not get to shop. I saw coverlets on the street out side a weaver shop. I am sure your little fellow will love his stool to. Blessings!

  22. My Karen... You really had a great time and finding so many wonderful things... Was Grandma's Attic the one outside of Lancaster or a different one? Can't wait to see your guest room..

  23. Karen, it sounds like you & Lori had a wonderful time together. And just look at all those awesome prims that came home with you!
    I especially love the corner tin candle holder, all the things you got from Family Heirloom Weavers and the pewter! What fun!
    I can;t wait to see where everything goes and your Fall decor.
    Enjoy your week!

  24. Next time you go shopping, I wanta go too! Tee hee. Love all your goodies they are fantastic. Very prim indeed. My fav is all the pewter pieces and prim candles. Have great day. God bless. Cathy

  25. Loved all the pics! You find the best bargains! My favs,I think were the Americana doll and the dough riser!
    Very cool!

  26. Goodness, I think I want to go shopping with you! LOL! You found a lot of wonderful stuff!!

  27. Looks like a fabulous time of shopping!! You're my kind of shopper! =] I love all the new items you brought home for you and for your website!

    The textiles for your guest room are beautiful. I'm sure you'll be having a fun time re-arranging.

  28. Oh, and Congratulations on all your sales! It doesn't surprise me though because your products are always wonderful at wonderful prices!


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